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EUR 228,537 JPY 32,285,488 BGN 446,974 CZK 5,437,363 DKK 1,700,045 GBP 200,000 HUF 89,337,582 PLN 1,076,183 RON 1,124,633 SEK 2,593,443 CHF 229,269 ISK 34,989,087 NOK 2,492,955 HRK 1,722,373 RUB 26,784,820 TRY 4,657,297 AUD 353,685 BRL 1,265,481 CAD 332,979 CNY 1,672,849 HKD 1,940,237 IDR 3,721,177,353 ILS 861,015 INR 20,256,647 KRW 305,988,819 MXN 4,661,273 MYR 1,056,094 NZD 385,268 PHP 13,527,590 SGD 326,077 THB 8,178,670 ZAR 4,324,455

 

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EUR 228,537 JPY 32,285,488 BGN 446,974 CZK 5,437,363 DKK 1,700,045 GBP 200,000 HUF 89,337,582 PLN 1,076,183 RON 1,124,633 SEK 2,593,443 CHF 229,269 ISK 34,989,087 NOK 2,492,955 HRK 1,722,373 RUB 26,784,820 TRY 4,657,297 AUD 353,685 BRL 1,265,481 CAD 332,979 CNY 1,672,849 HKD 1,940,237 IDR 3,721,177,353 ILS 861,015 INR 20,256,647 KRW 305,988,819 MXN 4,661,273 MYR 1,056,094 NZD 385,268 PHP 13,527,590 SGD 326,077 THB 8,178,670 ZAR 4,324,455

 

United Kingdom

 
Convertible / Tourer
51/70 kw/hp
Richard Biddulph

Vintage & Prestige Fine Motor Cars

  • Vehicle details

    Vehicle data
    Make Sunbeam
    Model 24 HP
    Model name 24 HP
    Year of manufacture 1919
    Technical details
    Body style Convertible
    Body detail Tourer
    Power (kw/hp) 51/70
    Cubic capacity (ccm) 4,524
    Cylinders 6
    Doors 4
    Steering Right (RHD)
    Transmission Manual
    Drive Rear
    Front Brake Drum
    Rear Brake Drum
    Fuel Petrol
    Individual configuration
    Exterior colour Others
    Manufacturer colour name -
    Interior colour Others
    Interior material Others
    Optional equipment
    Rechtslenker

Description

1919 Sunbeam 24hp 4 1/2 Litre Tourer by Brewster.

Chassis number: 24/5124/19
Registration Number: DA3651
TRULY EXCEPTIONAL & LIKE NEW!!!

The recipient of a massive £160,000 restoration over four years with the majority of the mechanical works being undertaken by noted vintage specialists VBE restorations. A massive sheaf of bills, far too detailed to photograph & display here comes with the car attesting in the minutest detail to the works done on the car.

This car was first registered on 23rd July 1919, being one of the first off the production line following the end of the First World War. During the war the Sunbeam Motor Car Company had stopped production of cars in order to concentrate on the manufacture of aero engines for military use. The 24hp Sunbeam in fact, designed before the war and was a development of the 30hp Edwardian model, so it is very much an Edwardian car in design, but its production was delayed by the onset of hostilities.

The car wears Brewster body number 5839 which is quite similar, although more rakish then those produced by Sunbeam themselves. The car’s early ownership is unknown, but it was owned by the film studio Warner Bros in 1967, and it made a brief appearance I the film ‘Cassablanca’.

The four year Restoration involved removing the body & attending to every concievable item. The engine gearbox & rear axle are completely renewed. The side valve 4½ litre engine was rebuilt with new pistons, valves, camshaft, inverted-tooth timing chains and sprockets, and a new water pump casting and top water manifold. The radiator was rebuilt with a correct honeycomb core. The gearbox was fitted with a new set of gears. A new crown-wheel and pinion were fitted to the refurbished back axle. New artillery wheels were made using aluminium castings to which 895 x 135 steel beaded-edge rims were bolted.

The Brewster body was retained, but refurbished with new seats upholstered in buttoned Purple leather to match the new coach paint. A new windscreen was tailor made, and a new hood frame was covered with a mohair hood. A new two part tonneau cover was also fitted along with a hood bag. New wings were made in the correct style for a 1919 Sunbeam to replace the somewhat dilapidated ones that arrived with the car from the USA.

The restoration was finished in 2014, and the car has done about 4000 running in miles since. The result is an immaculate car in first-class mechanical condition. With a low revving engine and a high gear ratio it is an excellent, comfortable touring car which will cruise at 65mph all day long and climb most hills in top gear. The gear box is easy & pleasant to use particularly when compared to a similar W.O Bentley or Lagonda; the cogs being arranged in a mirror image of what is today regarded as conventional. First is found where third usually resides & third where first is more usually expected.

The car runs cool & has excellent 20PSI oil pressure even when fully hot. It starts readily & runs in uncanny silence & refinement.

The car was the personal transport of Sunbeam Guru the late Professor Allan Richens. It shared garage space with a more upright 4 1/2 litre Sunbeam saloon of the same period. This is a car that may be bought, rallied & used with absolute confidence as everything that can be done to the car has been done to it. Driving it is a pleasure as it is extremely long legged & relaxed at speed & indeed not dissimilar to a silver Ghost although of course far far rarer.

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  • Condition & Registration

    Registered
    Ready to drive
    Vehicle-ID: 309179
    Dealer Vehicle-ID: 555

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Globe Industrial Estate 9
United Kingdom RM17 6ST Grays
+44 7967 260673
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United Kingdom RM17 6ST Grays
+44 7967 260673
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Vintage & Prestige Fine Motor Cars
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